Dance Recital Information 2021: "Rise Up!"




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Dance classes are requested to arrive at Camelot Park at their scheduled time. Face coverings are required inside of all AHPD facilities. Dancers can be escorted to our Dancer Entry/check-in point. We will not allow dancers in the building until their scheduled arrival time. Parents will not be allowed to enter the class holding area or photo areas. 

2 Adults per dancer will be invited to enter at the Parent Viewing Entry/dancer exit by a staff member at their dancer's scheduled performance time (face coverings are required inside of all AHPD facilities). Dancers should leave directly through this exit point after their performance. A map is included below of these entry/exit points.


Dance routines will be recorded the last week of classes (May 10-15) at Camelot Park: 1005 E Suffield Dr. with a complementary digital download provided to all dance families. We plan to allow each dancer to invite 2 adults to see them perform in the gym. Face coverings are required inside of all AHPD facilities. Classes will perform one class at a time in the gym with strict entry/exit procedures in place so no two classes will be together at any point.

There will not be a separate dress rehearsal, so our traditional "dress rehearsal" day with photography will all occur at one time at Camelot during your dancer's scheduled time.

If Virtual/Zoom dancers are interested in being involved in the recital filming, they must attend the class before the filming.  Preferably, we would ask these dancers to attend the final 2 classes before the recital filming.  Dance families uncomfortable with the recital filming are not required to attend; it is optional.


Knowing a final performance would likely not be in a theatre, we opted to provide a costume accessory this year instead of a full dance costume with basic, pre-owned dancewear worn to avoid unused costumes and fees.

Face coverings are required inside of all AHPD facilities. Dancers should wear face coverings for the performance.  If not specified by your instructor, we recommend a light blue colored mask.

Costume Accessory Fee of $20 was non-refundable after Feb. 1.  Click here to see dancewear from home each dance class will need to provide for the May performance.


Ron McKinney Photography is offering recital portraits this year.  All classes will take a group photo at your Recital Filming Day.  If you pre-order photos or indicate you would like an individual photo taken at dancer dropoff on Recital Filming day, your dancer will have an individual photo taken as well.

All photo orders should be made online here: Order Photos

If you have ordering issues, please contact Ron McKinney Photography at 815-893-6822 or

When ordering, you can choose to purchase an online gallery, a package, or a la carte items.  All packages ordered will be for a single costume/dancer.  If you would like to purchase pictures for multiple dancers or multiple classes you may want to consider the gallery option, otherwise you will need to make separate transactions.  Please make a note which transaction is for which costume on multiple orders with the same dancer.  All orders will be mailed directly to your home by June 20.

A personal online gallery requires a $50 deposit that will be applied to your future order.  Each family will receive their own gallery from which they can select images, products, and mix and match packages.  Siblings can fall under a single gallery.  The galleries are most convenient for families with multiple dancers or in multiple classes.  If you choose to order a photo gallery, your link will be sent to you by May 25.  You will then need to complete your gallery order by June 6.

Individual photos can be taken without a mask.  All group photos will have dancers in masks.


Recital t-shirts with all dancers’ names listed on the back are available for $10 each.  Purchase online by May 9.  T-shirts will be available for pickup at your Recital Filming Day.  Purchase t-shirts online here:

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DVD/MP4 Flash Drives

Each dancer will receive 1 free digital download of their Recital Filming Day.  A link will be emailed to the head-of-household email address on your Park District account in 4-6 weeks.

DVDs and Flash Drives are available for purchase for $25 each.  DVD/Flash Drives will be mailed directly to you in 4-6 weeks.  All DVD/Flash Drive orders should be made online here:


Recital Filming Day Entry/Exit Points

Recital Filming Day will be at Camelot Park: 1005 E Suffield Dr.


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